Reheat Pizza In Microwave

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Would you like to reheat pizza in the microwave? Let me introduce you to the best way to reheat pizza in the microwave for making use of your leftover pizza from last night’s takeaway.

You will love how quick and delicious leftover pizza is in the microwave and our opinion of the famous reheat pizza in microwave trick.

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Reheat Pizza In Microwave Recipe

Microwave Pizza

Time to spill the beans! How often in your teens did you reheat pizza in the microwave and think it was the best thing since sliced bread?

I know I was one of them and I couldn’t imagine anything better than the morning after a pizza takeaway to enjoy your leftovers in the microwave the next day.

In my teens my parents would be out a lot with friends for a meal at a posh restaurant. I would watch my dad put on a fancy suit and my mum into a pretty cocktail dress.

Before they left and my dad gave me a kiss goodbye he would leave me some takeaway money.

I loved it because not only could I choose which takeaway, but I could enjoy his big widescreen TV and whatever movie took my fancy.

Before they had even gone, I would have made the decision between fish and chip shop that was 10 steps from our front door, Chinese takeaway that was one street away, or the local pizza takeaway that delivered.

If I chose to have pizza, I would always order the same. Cheese pizza, onion rings and side of fries.

I would eat all the chips, onion rings and then half the pizza. The other half of the pizza would be breakfast the next day, which was just as exciting.

The next day, I would grab my pizza reheat it in the microwave and dunk it in some mayonnaise.

It was heaven.

Nowadays, I get a takeaway and because I have had it when the kids are in bed, I will save the leftovers for them.

They love the microwave pizza and today I wanted to show you how to reheat your leftover pizza in the microwave.

Can You Reheat Pizza In The Microwave?

Yes, you can. You can cook a small pizza (that fits in the microwave), or you can also reheat a pizza in the microwave.

The microwave is also high wattage, so reheating pizza is the fastest way to get it to the same temperature it was when you originally had it delivered to your front door.

Is It Safe To Reheat A Pizza?

Yes, it is. Though I do advise that if you are reheating pizza in the microwave, that you plan ahead for this.

As soon as you have finished eating your pizza, place the leftovers onto a plate ready for reheating the next day and store in the fridge.

Also note, if you are warming up pizza that contains meat or fish, that you can only reheat it once, to keep it safe.

Therefore, only reheat the amount of pizza you need the next day and consume all pizza within 3 days.

Best Way To Reheat Pizza?

My favourite way to reheat pizza is in the air fryer, nothing beats it for keeping the pizza crispy and making it taste just like it has come out of a takeaway.

But not everybody has an air fryer, and the microwave is a fantastic backup plan. Plus, the microwave will reheat your pizza much faster.

For the best way to reheat pizza in the microwave is on a side plate and to do just 2 slices at a time.

That way you are not overcrowding it.

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Reheat Pizza Essentials

Reheat Pizza Essentials

Pizza – I recommend doing 2 slices of leftover pizza at a time. But it also depends on the size of your pizza. We bought a 12 inch pizza and reheated a few slices of it.

Extras – If you have a big crust you might want to spray with a little extra virgin olive oil to stop it from drying out. Or you might want to add extra toppings to your pizza leftovers. But of course, this is personal choice.

Optional – You can also follow the Domino’s pizza hack and add a cup of water to your microwave to stop your pizza from going soggy.

Then for the kitchen gadgets that we have used in this reheat pizza in microwave recipe it has just been our Panasonic Microwave Oven. We have this one and its wonderful for many types of microwave recipes.

How To Reheat Pizza In Microwave?

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  • Load. Spread out your leftover pizza onto a side plate and place into the microwave. Discard any crusts that have been left that nobody ate.
  • Optional. If a lot of the cheese has come off, then grate some extra cheese over the top of your pizza slices.
  • Microwave. Then microwave your pizza for 60 seconds and then serve piping hot.

And I am sure you can see now how easy it is to warm up pizza in the microwave.

How To Reheat Pizza Without Drying It Out?

There are so many different types of pizzas and some are better than others for reheating in the microwave and some will dry out.

The best pizza to reheat in the microwave are a cheese pizza with a thin crust.

The worst is a cheese stuffed crust with not much sauce on top as it will go dry easily.

The solution is to add extra toppings such as some extra cheese, or a cream cheese like Philadelphia.

And then adding some extra virgin olive oil to the crust to stop the crust from drying out.

How To Reheat Pizza In The Microwave Without It Getting Soggy?

There is a reheat pizza in the microwave trick, that many people talk about. Its supposed to stop your pizza from going soggy after being microwaved.

The idea behind this trick is that you reheat pizza in the microwave with a glass of water. A half glass of water, or a mug sits in the microwave with your small plate of pizza.

Then the steam from the water, stops the pizza from going soggy.

Personally, I haven’t noticed that much of a difference and prefer it without and don’t find my pizza to be really soggy.

How Many Seconds To Reheat Pizza In Microwave?

The microwave pizza time can vary depending on your microwave wattage. We have an 800w Panasonic microwave and find that 60 seconds is the ideal time for a pizza reheat.

However, a higher wattage will be quicker.

This is how long to reheat pizza in microwave:

  • 600 watts – 90 Seconds
  • 800 watts – 60 Seconds
  • 1000 watts – 45 Seconds
  • 1200 watts – 30 Seconds

If in doubt with how long it takes for pizza to be reheated in your microwave, do 15 seconds less, check on it and see if you need to add extra cooking time.

Reheat Pizza In Microwave

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Reheat Pizza In Microwave

How To Reheat Pizza In Microwave. Let me introduce you to the best way to reheat pizza in the microwave for making use of your leftover pizza from last night.
Cook Time1 minute
Total Time1 minute
Course: Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: Microwave
Servings: 2
Calories: 145kcal


  • 2 Slices Leftover Pizza

Kitchen Gadgets


  • Place your leftover pizza slices onto a small plate and spread them out if you can.
    How To Reheat Pizza In Microwave?
  • Place in the microwave and microwave for 60 seconds or until piping hot.
    How To Reheat Pizza In Microwave?
  • Serve with your favourite pizza sauce.
    How To Reheat Pizza In Microwave?


Dry – If you are reheating garlic bread in the microwave add some extra garlic butter and some cheese on top. It will stop the garlic bread pizza from drying out.
Thanks for reading how to reheat pizza in the microwave on Recipe This. We have many more microwave recipes for you to check out next. Though if you would like more delicious ideas, do check out our instant pot creamed corn recipe as it would be fantastic served with leftover pizza.


Serving: 100g | Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 18.2g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 3.4g | Saturated Fat: 1.3g | Sodium: 250mg | Fiber: 1.5g
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3 thoughts on “Reheat Pizza In Microwave”

  1. 5 stars
    I love reheated pizza for breakfast and always have a bag of mixed grated Mozzarella/Cheddar to add. My other favourite trick is pick up the Lloyd Grossman small jars of pasta sauces when they’re on offer, spoon a little on the pizza slices before the cheese and you could be eating Bolognese pizza for brekko/lunch the day after having Margherita for dinner!


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